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Resources for Renters

This content was created in part thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo.

There are few feelings worse than not being able to pay your rent when it comes due. If you are struggling to keep up with your rent payments, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from eviction.

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Resources for Renters

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Information for Renters

Recorded Webinars for Renters

Housing and Bills

What lenders and landlords are doing to help

Most landlords have their own policies on help and assistance during this time. Check your landlord’s website for the most up to date information and how to reach out for assistance. You can also check Eviction Lab’s website for the latest eviction policy changes or Just Shelter where you can search over 600 organizations across the U.S. working to prevent eviction and reduce family homelessness.

Phone and Internet

More than 650 companies have signed the Keep America Connected Pledge.

Companies who sign pledge:

  • Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • To waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • To open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

You can check the Federal Communications Commission’s website for a list of companies and associations who have signed the pledge.

Other Utilities

Many states have suspended utility shut offs and have made assistance available for people. You can check your state’s announcements and responses here.

Let’s Make a Plan Together

995 HOPE offers free renter counseling and education to support people in addressing their housing concerns. Our professional, caring counselors will work with you to assess your situation, explain the options or solutions available, and help you create a detailed action plan. They can also provide referrals to local, statewide, and national resources. It’s confidential and no pressure.